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  • Hurtigruten-dining-in-Greenland - Dine al fresco as never before — surrounded by grand views of Greenland's mountain range and icy waters — aboard a Hurtigruten sailing.
  • Greenland-Disko-Bay-chefs - Enjoy fresh, healthy produce on your cruise around Greenland with expedition cruise line Hurtigruten.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-dining - You'll enjoy the view of your travels and meet interesting new people as you dine aboard Hurtigruten's flagship, the ms Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Greenland - The 278-passenger Fram, the smallest, newest ship in Hurtigruten's fleet, sails past the small island of Uummannaq on the west coast of Greenland.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Antarctica - An adventure of a lifetime awaits you aboard Hurtigruten's flagshp Fram as it explores the icy waters of Antarctica.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-Petermann-Island-Antarctica - Discover the awe-inspiring landscape of Petermann Island during your voyage to Antarctica aboard Hurtigruten's flagship the ms Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-penguins-Antarctica - Penguins near the Almirante Brown station in Antarctica seem to bid farewell to Hurtigruten's flagship the Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-kayaking-Antarctica - Go kayaking for an exhilarating exploration of Antarctica during your cruise aboard the Hurtigruten ship Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-penguins-Antarctica-2 - Race ya! Explore the breeding site of Gentoo penguins as you travel on Hurtigruten's ship ms Fram to remote Danco Island, just off Antarctica.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-Lemaire-Channel-Antarctica - The Hurigruten flagship Fram disappears into the mists of the dramatic Lemaire Channel on its voyage to Antarctica.
  • Peggys-Cove-Lighthouse-Halifax - Hurtigruten guests pay a shore excursion to Peggy's Cove Lighthouse on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The lighthouse dates to 1868.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-kayaking-Antarctica - Go kayaking for an exhilarating exploration of Antarctica during your cruise aboard the Hurtigruten ship Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-penguins-Antarctica - Penguins near the Almirante Brown station in Antarctica seem to bid farewell to Hurtigruten's flagship the Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-Lemaire-Channel-Antarctica - The Hurigruten flagship Fram disappears into the mists of the dramatic Lemaire Channel on its voyage to Antarctica.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-penguins-Antarctica-2 - Race ya! Explore the breeding site of Gentoo penguins as you travel on Hurtigruten's ship ms Fram to remote Danco Island, just off Antarctica.
  • Peggys-Cove-Lighthouse-Halifax - Hurtigruten guests pay a shore excursion to Peggy's Cove Lighthouse on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The lighthouse dates to 1868.
  • Svalbard-puffin - Who doesn't love puffins? A puffin scoots around the waters of Svalbard, Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Svalbard - Wander around stunning Svalbard on a Hurtigruten Fram cruise of Norway and its northern islands.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-passengers-in-Svalbard - A voyage on the Hurtigruten Fram will take you to visit isolated islands, settlements and charming fishing villages of Svalbard reachable only by boat.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-watching - The polar bears are just as curious of the guests of Hurtigruten Fram cruise as they are.
  • Svalbard-polar-bears-lying-down - A mother polar bear grooms herself while her cub hangs on. On many Hurtigruten Fram cruises to Svalbard, guests have enjoyed watching polar bears rest on the Arctic ice.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub-at-play - We absolutely adore this shot of a polar bear and her cub playing on the ice during an exploration of Svalbard in northern Norway during a Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub-2 - See heart-tugging interactions between a polar bear and her cub as you travel to Svalbard in northern Norway with Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub - Watch remarkable interactions between a polar bear and her cub as you travel to Svalbard in northern Norway with Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-Fram-polar-bear-cub-water - Follow young polar bears as they take to water during your voyage to Norway's Svalbard islands on Hurtigruten's cruise ship Fram.
  • Svalbard-Fram-polar-bear-bird-water - Experience the glorious sight of wildlife in their natural habitat as you cruise through Norway's Svalbard on board Hurtigruten's Fram.
  • Svalbard-Fram-sunset - You'll catch some spectacular sunsets from the deck of the Hurtigruten cruise ship Fram during your sailing to Norway's Svalbard.
  • Svalbard-Fram-ice - Excursions on the Hurtigruten cruise ship Fram will allow you to explore the untouched Arctic wilderness and take in the impressive scenery. Be sure to bundle up!
  • Svalbard-mountain-scenery - A cruise on Hurtigruten's Fram will take you to see some spectacular scenery and thrilling wildlife in Norway's Svalbard islands.
  • Svalbard-Fram-expedition - Explore Norway's Svalbard with the expert crew of Hurtigruten Fram and gain first-hand knowledge of life on the islands.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pup - We're not sure, but this looks like an arctic fox pup, spotted during an expedition to the Svalbard islands in Norway during a cruise on Hurtigruten's Fram.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pup-2 - Go into the wild when the Hurtigruten Fram takes you to some of the remote arctic islands of Svalbard where you see local wildlife. This looks like an arctic fox pup, no?
  • Svalbard-landscape-flowers - Travel aboard the Hurtigruten Fram and experience the natural wilderness of the Svalbard Islands in northern Norway.
  • Svalbard-polar-bears-on-rock - During your cruise aboard the Hurtigruten cruise ship Fram you'll have the chance to capture amazing photos of polar bears in their natural habitat.
  • Svalbard-Fram-water-glacier-scenery - Experience the awesome stillness of the Arctic landscape on board a Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Svalbard-seabird-sky - While on a summer cruise aboard the Hurtigruten Fram, encounter the thousand of seabirds migrating to the coastal cliffs of Svalbard on the fringe of the Arctic.
  • Svalbard-wildflowers - Spend time exploring fauna and flora on the Svalbard islands with Hurtigruten's Fram.
  • Svalbard-walrus-closeup - Encounter Svalbard's marine life — including walruses — up close as you explore Norway's northern island group Svalbard during a Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Svalbard-walruses-closeup - As a guest on the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship Fram, you'll spot walruses and other arctic marine life during your sailing around the Svalbard islands.
  • Svalbard-walrus-closeup-2 - A walrus poses for his closeup during a Hurtigruten Fram expedition cruise to Svalbard.
  • Svalbard-Norway-reindeer - Walk among the reindeer of Svalbard on an expedition to the island in the northern regions of Norway during your Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pups - Tagged arctic fox pups at play, spotted during an expedition to the Svalbard islands aboard the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship Fram.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pups-2 - Probably siblings, right? Arctic fox pups rough-housing during a trip to the Svalbard islands aboard the Hurtigruten cruise ship Farm.
  • Svalbard-walrus-at-rest - Weather permitting, you'll likely spot walruses as they rest along the shoreline during your travels to Svalbard on Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-Fram-boat-ice - A small boat with take Hurtigruten Fram guests closer to the frigid landscape during an exploration of the Svalbard islands.
  • Svalbard-Norway-landscape - Guests of Hurtigruten Fram will experience the pristine, untouched landscape of Norway's Svalbard islands during their cruise.
  • Svalbard-mountains-and-house - Revel in the peacefulness of the Svalbard Islands as you explore the region aboard the Hurtigruten Fram.
  • disko-bay-greenland-bird.jpg - Bring binoculars for birdwatching on a Hurtigruten cruise to Disko Bay, Greenland.
  • disko-bay-greenland-pup.jpg - A happy pup in Disko Bay, Greenland.
  • disko-bay-ice-arch.jpg - Enjoy the beauty of Disko Bay, Greenland, on a Hurtigruten cruise.
  • disko-bay-landscape-2.jpg - Visit Disko Bay, Greenland on a Hurtigruten cruise.
  • disko-bay-local-boy.jpg - A local boy near Disko Bay, Greenland.
  • disko-bay-local.jpg - A local resident of Disko Bay, Greenland.
  • disko-bay-rock-formation.jpg - A rock formation in Disko Bay, Greenland.
  • hurtigruten-chefs.jpg - The chefs on board Hurtigruten's expedition ship Fram.
  • hurtigruten-crew-member.jpg - A crew member of Hurtigruten's expedition ship Fram.
  • ms-fram-in-disko-bay.jpg - Hurtigruten's expedition ship Fram in Disko Bay, Greenland.
  • photographer-on-Fram.jpg - A photographer on Hurtigruten's expedition ship Fram in Greenland.
  • Qassiarsuk-blue-ice.jpg - Qassiarsuk, Greenland, is famous for its blue ice.
  • red-bay-newfoundland.jpg - Red Bay, Newfoundland, is a former Basque whaling settlement.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Greenland - The 278-passenger Fram, the smallest, newest ship in Hurtigruten's fleet, sails past the small island of Uummannaq on the west coast of Greenland.
  • south-greenland-landscape.jpg - Enjoy the beauty of Greenland on your next Hurtigruten cruise.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Antarctica - An adventure of a lifetime awaits you aboard Hurtigruten's flagshp Fram as it explores the icy waters of Antarctica.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-Petermann-Island-Antarctica - Discover the awe-inspiring landscape of Petermann Island during your voyage to Antarctica aboard Hurtigruten's flagship the ms Fram.
  • Antarctica-kayaking-Hurtigruten-Fram - Paddle between ice floes in the waters of Antarctica during your cruise aboard Fram, Hurtigruten's flagship.
  • Hurtigruten-swimming-in-arctic - Take an afternoon dip in the Arctic Ocean — or just watch human polar bears in action — as you cruise the Svalbard Islands on board Fram, Hurtigruten's flagship.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Svalbard-Islands - Discover the Monacobreen glacier as you travel the Svalbard Islands on board Hurtigruten's expedition ship the Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-penguin-Antarctica - Get up close and personal with penguins when you explore Antarctica during an expedition cruise on Hurtigruten's flagship the Fram.

Fram: The smallest, newest Hurtigruten ship

Have you sailed on Fram? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Fram was built in 2007 and designed to bring passengers cruising on Hurtigruten closer to awe-inspiring Arctic nature and wildlife and to create unforgettable experiences. In addition to offering lounges in which to relax, ms Fram also features a well-equipped gym where active guests can keep up with their workout routines. Not to be missed is soaking in the Jacuzzi on deck as the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland pass by.

Who will like sailing on Fram

Hurtigruten's Explorer Cruises are ideal for travelers looking for an adventure cruise in remote and wildly beautiful landscapes but with all the comforts of home.

Where Fram sails

Fram offers specialty and exploration cruising around the Arctic Circle with its glaciers and icebergs, and around the Southern Fjords and Disko Bay on the west coast of Greenland.

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Cruises on this ship

Cruising on ms Fram combines a spirit of adventure and exploration with a destination rich in history, culture and stunning natural scenery. It's all experienced from comfortable, modern accommodations and public spaces. 

Dining

One dining highlight on Fram is the addition to the menu of seasonal, locally sourced food. Fram has one main dining room onboard and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the cost of meals is included in the cruise fare. In addition to the dining room, there is also a 24-hour cafe with snacks and drinks available for an additional cost.

The 278-passenger Fram, the smallest, newest ship in Hurtigruten's fleet, sails past the small island of Uummannaq on the west coast of Greenland.
Trym Ivar Bergsmo / Courtesy of HurtigrutenThe 278-passenger Fram, the smallest, newest ship in Hurtigruten's fleet, sails past the small island of Uummannaq on the west coast of Greenland.

Entertainment

There is not a lot of organized entertainment onboard as the scenery has the power to inspire and engage all on its own. There are plenty of comfortable places to relax indoors and out, including cozy lounges. Because Hurtigruten's ships are working vessels providing transportation and services to the local communities along the route, these cruises offer passengers a chance to experience local culture in a unique and personal way.

Staterooms

Cabins on ms Fram are both comfortable and functional. There are a variety of  configurations available, from standard cabins to mini-suites and suites.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: 278-passenger Fram in background
  • Where: Antarctica

  • What: Gentoo penguins
  • Where: Antarctica

  • What: Petermann Island
  • Where: Antarctica
  • MS Fram is an expedition ship purpose-built for Explorer voyages, with an emphasis on relaxation and discovery.
  • Designed for cruising arctic waters, Fram sails deep into the wild, remote landscapes of the far north.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows make the observation lounge the ideal place to watch the scenery pass by.

Top dining options on board

Main dining room

  • Style: Norwegian
  • Cost included in cruise fare
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Dining al fresco

  • Style: Norwegian
  • Main dining included in cruise fare
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Chefs at work on a Greenland cruise

  • Style: Norwegian
  • Main dining included in cruise fare
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

318 Passengers [?]
7 Decks
2007 Maiden voyage
11,647 Tonnage [?]
114 Length in feet
66 Width in feet (max beam)
15 speed mph

Overheard

"It suits mature adults who like exploring independently." Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2015

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